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President’s Corner
Summer Is Upon Us!
I sincerely hope this newsletter finds each and every one of you in good
health. Like folks across the world, we too are dealing with the Coronavirus
disease as best we can given what we know at the time.
The LGA is tracking the recommendations of Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC) as well as State and local Departments of Health as they
may apply to our activities. At the time of this writing, discussions have moved
to how we could begin to reopen some businesses and broaden the limitations
that have been put in place to slow the spread of the disease.
Our highest priority is the safety and well being of our members and the
community. So far, we have postponed most of our activities and meetings
until such time as the threat has subsided and are evaluating how we might
conduct our activities as the situation evolves. Even when restrictions are
relaxed, we will be mindful of balancing the benefit of our activity and the
potential impact on our community and our volunteers (many of whom may
fall into the At Risk category).
We must all do our part to minimize the spread of this disease. If all goes
well, the spread will be checked and we will never know which of the
protective measures succeeded. That will be a sacrifice worthwhile.
As the Fish Spawning Season come to a close, we should see a return to
normal lake water levels (199’-200’ above sea level), unless Mother Nature
drives us into Flood Control Operations. It is always wise to secure boats
(even those on a lift), kayaks, canoes, paddle boats, outdoor furniture, and the
like so that high winds or waves cannot cause them to drift or blow away.
Remember hurricane season begins in June and runs through the end of
November. Current long range forecasts are predicting a higher than average
number of storms this year. As many of you may recall, it is not unusual for
one or more of those storms to end up coming our way.
Enjoy the lake, be safe and be healthy.
Lake Gaston – Special Place, Incredible People!